There’s no overnight solution, but these tricks can help!
Brush hair to distribute its natural oil.
You don’t have to brush your locks 100 times (it’s a myth, and this practice can actually cause more breakage!) but a few strokes before you sleep can help distribute your scalp’s oils evenly so hair stays naturally moisturized. Most experts recommend using a natural boar bristle brush it’s extra gentle on strands. Start by detangling the ends, then work your way up.
Let your hair down every once in a while.
Regularly keeping your hair up in a ponytail can give you the so-called “chemical cut,” wherein hair literally breaks off at the point of tension. Those with dry, chemically treated hair are more prone to this. As an alternative, gently twist your hair into a bun and secure with a bobby pin or claw clip.
Nourish your hair with biotin.
Here’s a bit of science for you: If you want strong and long hair, remember the vitamin biotin. Known for playing an important role in the growth of your nails, skin, and hair, biotin has long been a favorite of beauty experts everywhere. You don’t even have to look further than your local department store to find this powerful ingredient.
A once-a-day cleanse is enough; don’t shampoo twice or more in one day. Doing so can strip hair of natural oils, which are necessary to keep hair well-hydrated and stimulate repair.
Do a cold rinse.
A too-hot shower isn’t just bad for skin, it can also be rough on your hair. Keep temps in check when bathing (lukewarm is okay), and then do a cold water rinse to help seal the cuticle and prevent moisture loss.